Five cars collided in two separate wrecks Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 27 southbound, across from Whisper Circle.
Because of the complexity of the wrecks, Florida Highway Patrol planned to investigate the three-car wreck and the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office would investigate the two-car wreck.
At least two drivers were transported from the scene, but there was no report of serious injury.
Traffic backed up for a mile or more in the southbound lanes, with motorists turning off onto Frontage Road wherever they could.
The two-car wreck involved a tan Lincoln MKS sedan and a silver Nissan Rogue, according to FHP on the scene.